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A video player without hardware/ gfx acceleration?

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Is there a video player that does not use the video card, that is purely software based?

Why do streaming videos run while playing games but videos in video players (vlc, windows media player, Real etc.) turn black or shut off, on my second screen?

Thanks.
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Try quick player or real player. They might have an option to run via software rendering only. Don't quote me on this, but give it a try.
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I believe VLC has an option for the hardware acceleration, you can turn it on/off
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MPC-HC will let you select the renderer and if you want DXVA.
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Setzer View Post

I believe VLC has an option for the hardware acceleration, you can turn it on/off

Yep. VLC lets you use software or hardware, and when choosing hardware, it has a very nice selection of decoders.
   
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